Transit time

What is Transit Time in Shipping?

Transit time is how long it takes for a shipment to be delivered at it’s final destination after it has been picked up from a designated pick up point. The amount of time required to move goods from one point to another varies widely, so it’s important to get this information before booking a shipment.

How long does freight shipping take?

Freight shipping transit time is impacted by factors including distance, shipping mode, route, and season. In very rough estimates: express can take as little as 1-3 days, air freight is typically 5-10 days, and sea shipping can range anywhere from 20-45 days.

Shipping Time Calculated By Sea

Why is there such a wide range in shipment duration when shipping by sea? Because there are a lot of ways to ship. Seriously.

There are about 107,000 different UN Codes for Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE) for different shipping destinations. Which means variance, like the fact that shipping time for an ocean shipment from Shenzhen, China, to Miami, Florida through the Suez Canal takes 41 days while the (more expensive) Panama Canal takes only 35 days.

You may also check the transit time on these links:

https://www.searates.com/services/distances-time/

http://ports.com/sea-route/

Primary LCL/FCL Ocean Freight Routes to the UAE

Please note that all transit times shown in the list below are for your interest and general guidance only. They are not guaranteed to be precise, and your freight may be in transit for more or less time than the charts indicate.